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On 10/1/2017 at 9:58 AM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Rangers, week 2 is over. Some have experienced loss and death, some have struggled, some have succeeded, and some have had a mixture.  Week 3 is prepared to attack us and try to win where every other week has failed. Week 2 tried to get us to fall victim to a mistaken notion that we are fractured. Week 3 is similar, it's going to try and emphasize the lies we believe about ourselves. Lies like: I'm not worth it, I'm not good enough, or, I'll never learn how to do this. The way to defeat those lies is not to deny them, but rather to affirm the opposite truth. You can't keep air out of a glass by sucking the air out, more air will rush back in (let's pretend we don't have access to a lab with vacuum seals). You have to pour water in to keep the air out. From time to time you have to top the water off due to evaporation. So it is with those lies. We don't say, "I'm not not worth it" we tell ourselves, "I am worth it." We do those things even if we don't believe them at first because we have to say them out loud in order to believe them. That's why the task for week 3 of the Ranger Mini is an affirmative meditation. Is there something you want to change about yourself? One tool for making that happen is to declare it, and make it part of your identity. Repeat it over and over again, say it to yourself, write it down regularly, then MAKE IT HAPPEN.

 

You are Rangers! You are strong, you are fast, you are wise, you are healthy and you make healthy decisions. You were created good, and you can choose to be a force for good in this world by first being good to yourself. Rangers gonna Ranger, so go forth and Ranger week 3!

 

I haven't popped over to the Guildhall for several weeks, and I've missed it ... I really needed this. Thank you so much, Tank.

 

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Also, I found this earlier, and it brought back good memories:

 

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On 06/10/2017 at 6:26 AM, SkyGirl said:

 

Also, I found this earlier, and it brought back good memories

 

I see your GTA gif, and raise you this:

 

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35 minutes ago, Jarric said:

 

I see your GTA gif, and raise you this:

 

 

Challenge accepted!

 

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Rangers,

 

Week 3 has fallen, and week 4 is before us. The lie of Week 4 is that you must keep going, at all times. You must never stop. Any time to take care of yourself is weakness. Anything you do to recharge is selfish. Good people care about others, how dare you stop. Or another version: if you let up at all you'll lose all the progress you've made. One less than perfect action or decision is enough to undo all the hard work you've done and set you back to zero, and getting here again will be even harder than it was before.

 

These are lies told not only by week 4, but by unhealthy people in our lives, or even ourselves. Sometimes unhealthy people don't want us to set boundaries because it means they don't get what they want right away, so they try to manipulate us with guilt (or whatever else happens to work, but guilt is often a favorite) by telling us we are bad if we ever say no. Often our insecurities come from those kinds of situations, and we learn to tell ourselves the same things. 

 

It is ok to stop sometimes. If you don't take care of yourself, how will you ever take care of another? You can't pour water from an empty bucket. It is ok to stop and recharge. In fact it's less selfish to take care of yourself than it is to keep going till you burn out. Sometimes your body needs time to recover, and you have to stop and take a rest day. It doesn't mean you will lose all your progress, it means you have made so much progress it's time to recharge.

 

You are awesome my brothers and sisters, and I'm proud to stand with you.

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On 07/10/2017 at 8:58 PM, SkyGirl said:

 

Challenge accepted!

 

 

 

https://media.giphy.com/media/3oEduGzkdvam26MrXG/giphy.gif

 

ETA: I don't know why that won't embed :(

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2 hours ago, Jarric said:

 

 

https://media.giphy.com/media/3oEduGzkdvam26MrXG/giphy.gif

 

ETA: I don't know why that won't embed :(

Giphy is wierd about that stuff.

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3 hours ago, Jarric said:

 

 

https://media.giphy.com/media/3oEduGzkdvam26MrXG/giphy.gif

 

ETA: I don't know why that won't embed :(

 

To embed a Giphy gif, you have to right-click on it, select "copy image address," and paste that.

 

My turn:

 

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11 hours ago, SkyGirl said:

 

To embed a Giphy gif, you have to right-click on it, select "copy image address," and paste that.

 

My turn:

 

Love that one!

 

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On 10/8/2017 at 7:17 AM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

 Sometimes your body needs time to recover, and [...] it means you have made so much progress it's time to recharge.

 

That's a fantastic way of putting that!  I'm keeping that quote. :)

 

Unfortunately, my Week 4 isn't lying when it says I can't stop.  I have my bout on Saturday, and have something related to it every day (evening, technically) this week leading up to it.  I am so looking forward to collapsing next week, though. :)  Let's do this, Rangers!

 

(yeah, yeah, I'm a day late.  Tough. :P )

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On 10/8/2017 at 9:34 PM, Jarric said:

ETA: I don't know why that won't embed :(

 

just cause I can

 

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